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Who is EBA?

Entoto Beth Artisan (EBA) is a cooperative launched in association with a Christian NGO in 2012 based in Ethiopia. The original founder of this cooperative is Bethlehem Berhane. The idea for this association came to her when she visited a group of disadvantaged women who were neglected by their community because they were infected with HIV.These women had been sent to the sacred spiritual mountain of Entoto in the hope that the mountain range would have a miraculous effect on their illness.What does EBA do?Their motto: "Changing people's lives one accessory at a time" RESTORING, ENHANCING, CREATING. "EBA's mission is to employ disadvantaged women who are able to design beautiful, high-quality products. In addition, the foundation wishes to further expand...

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Laos Mai Savanh Lao

Mai Savanh Lao Meaning LA SOIE DU PARADIS - THE SILK FROM PARADISE                      The production of silk, weaving and embroidery are ancestral riches of traditional Laotian art and deserve to be better known. Because everyone has the right to live with dignity from their work, Mai Savanh Lao, which means Silk from Paradise, works with underprivileged populations to support and promote their crafts, while respecting the principles of fair trade. This product "handmade" in Laos may represent some irregularities which are the hallmark of craftsmanship and thus recall its uniqueness. The beginning was difficult, people showing little interest in these new looms but once the first weavers conquered, the response...

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Landmine

  2012 The Beginning Six women joined us by rolling beads from paper in an abandoned hut. Today, we employ 18 women who meet at our headquarter facility in The Minefield Village to receive an education as well as earn a full-time wage working from the safety of their own homes.  In 2018, eight additional women, in different villages, joined our ever-growing team.   THE FUTURE Breaking the Cycle There’s a new contagion of hope that exists in The Minefield Village. Land that was once scarred and abandoned is now sprouting life. Lives once forsaken and desperate are now filled with hope. Hopeless minds have been freed to dream of what’s possible.  Landmine Design is a catalyst for life and an advocate for...

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Apron made of Wax!

  Wax, what is it? Wax is a dyed fabric worn mostly by Africans, today it represents a symbol of Africa, regardless of the country you come from. It is equally well worn in Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Congo and South Africa. Made of cotton with a mini coat of beeswax on it to 'waterproof' the fabric. Colorful and imaged at will, an ideal gift for him, designed for her and loved by all!

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